Friday, August 29, 2008

Sarah Palin

Like just about everybody, I don't know much about her.  But what I do know is that the first Democratic response to her selection was absolutely stupid:
"Today, John McCain put the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency."
If they thought this one through, they'd realize that McCain just handed them a major gift on a silver platter.  

How on earth can he now criticize Obama's lack of experience, when he is tacitly suggesting that Palin is qualified to be president with even less experience?  Oh, they'll say that she has "executive" experience -- but this is just bullshit.  I mean, no offense to Alaska, but how does being governor for all of 2 years of a state with a population smaller than Memphis, Tennessee and an economy smaller than Sudan's trump Obama's resume as a US Senator and Illinois legislator? I think McCain just fumbled his strongest argument against Obama.

Something else seems a bit strange in Palin's resume.  She gave birth to a son with Down's Syndrome just 4 months ago after hiding the pregnancy from the public for most of the baby's term.  A little weird that she would be willing to head out on the campaign trail with a 4 month old handicapped kid in the house.  Odd.